31.8.10

Re-vamping a stool



On my last fleamarket visit I picked up this cool 1950s footstool with the hope of giving it a new life with a change of fabric.  I even managed to find the fabric at the same market - although when I bought the stool I had no idea what I was going to cover it with.  In amongst some sheets I found an old hessian mail bag from the former West German Postal Service.  I've never upholstered anything before and I confess it was a lot harder than I thought.  Several blood blisters and bruised fingers laters, I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.  A perfect place for my knitting to rest and an extra chair for when guests come round.  Plus, now we have a little bit of Berlin's history sitting in our living room - and all for less than 20 euro. 



I've got some exciting news planned for tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of my 365 challenge... can't wait to share it with everyone!

1 comment:

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Still LOVE this!!! Such a cool redo :]